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Genetic comparison of restless leg syndrome and essential tremor in a European population
- When studied in a European population, there was no evidence of a causal relationship between restless leg syndrome (RLS) and essential tremor (ET).
Why this matters
- This study disagrees with a previously published study in a Chinese population that indicated a genetic link between RLS and ET, suggesting there may be differences in these disorders due to ethnic background.